If you like books that keep it real and don’t pull their punches, then you won’t be able to put down Questions for God.
When my 16 year old daughter got 40 multi-colored hair extensions – each a meter long – attached to her head, I knew it was going to make quite a splash in the predominantly chareidi Jerusalem neighborhood I lived in.
Over the next 12 months, I had to throw out everything I thought I knew about how to raise my children, and take a long, hard look at how much of my religious life was based on playing a part, externally, that I often wasn’t feeling in my heart.
In the process, I had to get to grips with some thorny questions about false leaders, religious hypocrisy, and the ongoing issue of why sometimes God apparently does ‘bad’ things to good people.
Questions for God picks up where The Secret Diary of a Jewish Housewife leaves off, with more real and occasionally raw writing from my daily blog from 2016, chronicling my attempts to keep the relationship with my teens going whilst also maintaining my own sanity, in a world where all the certainties are starting to crumble.